Monday, April 09, 2007

Venus on Some April Eve

By Don Iannone

Brilliant beacon Venus glows
like some ancient golden coin
in the dark northwest sky.

Wedded as she is to the sun,
she never strays from his side
for more than a moment.

And always with ever adoring eyes
she gazes down
upon her impatient earthly sister,
who like some blue-green cat's eye,
stares back at her golden luster.
Always brighter than the brightest star,
she casts her light for all to see
like a transiting soul off to Heaven.
A wandering star to many she seems,
those knowing her best will forever attest
her eternal celestial family ties.
Helpless I am
to stray from her midst--
for in her shadow
my heart hangs deep.
And to her always I shall look
for sacred beauty and love.

10 comments:

floots said...

nothing like a little star(planet)-gazing to get one thinking
thanks don

Don Iannone said...

Floots thanks. You caught be amidst an edit. But we both know poetry is forever in process. Hope you're well.

jel said...

Yes you both know your stuff!

morning Don have a great day!

Don Iannone said...

Jel...thank you. Hope you had a nice Easter.

Pat Paulk said...

A very long distance relationship. Love it!!

Dan said...

Yeah!

polona said...

a goodie!

Don Iannone said...

Glad everyone liked this one. Thanks for your comments. This is a good time of the year to see Venus. Take a peek. She's a beauty.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

beautiful! I like the photo, too.

Dan said...

Yeah! Very nice!
Thanks, Don!
And how about those 7's?

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